QUT Design Lab maintains key partnerships and collaborations to further development of ideas, prototypes, and early stage ventures. Organisations such as QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) and QUT bluebox actively foster entrepreneurial initiatives at QUT and provide connections with the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem and industry.
QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, is Australia’s only dedicated hybrid facility for accelerating creative businesses. With over 90+ businesses on premises, CEA has a community of creative students and alumni, freelancers, small businesses, and global tech startups. CEA’s core activities break down into 4 verticals:
- Start – surround yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs at The Coterie and Coterie|9 coworking spaces;
- Grow – accelerate your venture through structured programs, then incubate on premise along with other growing businesses;
- Scale – catapult your venture through seed capital and strategic advice;
- Connect – build your network of entrepreneurs, potential customers, and partners;